Broken Light: A Photography Collective

We are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!

Derailed

Please welcome first-time contributor DeBorah, a 58-year-old woman living in Brooklyn, New York, who has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. In March, 2015, she spent two weeks inpatient … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Inspiration Workshop: Color Of Emotion

Please join us in welcoming back Palmer Davis, faculty member at the International Center of Photography, the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, located in New York City. Palmer’s … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

A Brave Space

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a woman in her thirties who serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Outlook

Photo taken by first-time contributor Kathryne, a 26-year-old woman from the Upper East Side of New York City. In addition to growing up in a family surrounded by mental health challenges, she herself was … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

There But for Fortune.. Houston St. NYC 1965

Photo taken by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Life Blends Into the Street

Photo taken by contributor Yael, a 26-year-old woman who has suffered from anxiety and depression since junior high school. She found at the beginning it was hard to go out and … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Little Boy with Flower

Photo taken by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a child. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 17 Comments

Broken Light Exhibit

This photograph was taken last night at the opening reception for Broken Light Collective’s first live exhibit, “From Darkness to Light.” It was held at Fountain Gallery, the premier venue … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 20 Comments

Urbanscape

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in NYC. She is on the bipolar spectrum. She loves her family, art, and helping other people. About this photo: “So often when I’m rushing from point … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 9 Comments

Beautiful and Disturbing

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in New York City who has suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for at least a dozen years, among other mental health challenges. It has affected … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 9 Comments

Distance & Isolation

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Manhattan. She has been diagnosed with many mental heath conditions, including Major Depressive Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Spectrum. She uses photography and writing to … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · 8 Comments

Grand Tunnel of Depression

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in New York City. She was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder in her early twenties, and has been in treatment on and off for over … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 11 Comments

Perspective

Photo taken by contributor Meg, a recovered alcoholic who has discovered not only how glorious life can be, but that everyone can have access to such joy. She has found … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 12 Comments

Love Is All You Need

Photo taken by contributor Meg, a recovered alcoholic who has discovered not only how glorious life can be, but that everyone can have access to such joy. She has found … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

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